Palestinian Queer Activists Talk Politics
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Jane Addams Hull-House Museum
The University of Illinois at Chicago
800 S. Halsted, Chicago, IL 60607-7017
What does the Palestinian Queer Movement have in common with other LGBTQ movements worldwide? How can people understand and work with issues of visibility and the notion of "coming out" within the Palestinian context? What are the questions, goals, beliefs, and dreams of the Palestinian Queer Movement?
Join this conversation with Ghadir Shafei, a queer feminist activist and member of the Jerusalem-based lesbian organization called Aswat, and Haneen Maikay, a queer activist and director of al-Qaws, a community based organization that works with LGBTQ Palestinians throughout Israel and the Palestinian occupied territories.
Gender and Women's Studies (UIC), College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (UIC), English Department (UIC), International Studies Program (UIC), Students for Justice in Palestine (UIC), Chancellors' Committee on the Status of LGBT Issues, Southwest Youth Collaborative, Arab Jewish Partnership, Affinity Community Services, American Friends, Services Committee, Committee for Justice and Peace in Israel and Palestine, African Americans for Peace and Justice in Palestine/Israel, Students for Justice in Palestine (Art Institute), The Public Square at the Illinois Humanities Council, and Jane Addams Hull-House Museum (UIC)
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* All views expressed are those of the guests and do not necessarily represent the views of, and should not be attributed to, the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum or the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Architecture and the Arts.